Sticking Power in Parenting

There is something about a slogan that can stick with us for a lifetime like "what would you do for a Klondike bar" or "once you pop, you can't stop - Pringles."  But commercial slogans aren't the only ones that have stuck with me. I also hear my dad saying "if you quit today you'll quit … Continue reading Sticking Power in Parenting

8 Ways to Teach our Kids Growth Mindset

Sometimes I get the joy of being an assistant coach at my daughter's basketball practice.  She wasn't having much success getting her free throws to fall, so, I encouraged her to shoot them without jumping to see what happens. Well, you know how well our kids take direction from us...  She weakly and stubbornly 'tried'( aka - didn't … Continue reading 8 Ways to Teach our Kids Growth Mindset

Playground Wisdom

The stories I hear from my girls about the stuff that happens on the playground angers me sometimes.  I hate that they are faced with nasty speaking kids, ridiculous drama, friend battles, the pull of people trying to convince them they aren't enough and a list of challenges they aren't sure how to overcome.  Seriously, … Continue reading Playground Wisdom

The Love Resolution

Happy New Year! It's a time of resolutions and the hope to make this year better than last year. Working in the fitness industry, I'd always see a rush of people joining the gym, to never be seen again after January 16th.  With only a couple of weeks worth of commitment, it would break my heart, … Continue reading The Love Resolution

Finding Contentment – To the Moms & Wives who feel like they are failing

Highly motivated and high standards are good qualities unless they leave you feeling discontent with the things around you.  I have a broken past full of poor choices and things I'd rather take back than continue to live with the guilt that hangs on my heart.  In spite of my brokenness, God has saved me from … Continue reading Finding Contentment – To the Moms & Wives who feel like they are failing